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Design Ideas

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 17:51

They may, or alternatively you could go for a more designed-looking wild area. We have a small garden so we are leaving a neat rectangle of lawn to grow long and I will be naturalising red clover and bird's foot trefoil as plugs next year.

Design Ideas

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:31

That would certainly be an interesting place for a mini wildflower meadow, like natural hedge-side verges.

Garlic

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:15

Thanks Artjak! I may have to try elephant garlic, it's my first year with the room to grow veg properly. I'd just heard that the signs of doneness were different for the two types. The lower leaves have been yellowing/browning for a week or so now, may have to check soon!

best foliage perennial plant for the garden

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 22:05

That Hebe sounds interesting, and I agree with you on elder, we have a lovely specimen. We also have a variegated sage and a golden oregano (or marjoram. They got a bit mixed up) that have  lovely contrasting foliage at the moment.

Garlic

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 18:12

My outer leaves are just starting to yellow - any idea how to tell if you have hardneck or softneck? The cloves I bought just said 'garlic'.

What to do with the shingle?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:04

We had a similar issue and used packs of 10 rubble sacks available from big hardware shops - pretty cheap. Gave some away to a friend, some mixed in with soil went in the rubble skip at the tip.

When is a harebell not a harebell?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 19:38

It does indeed look like a mimula, the leaves look a lot like the one on the interseeds site. I'd found the Thompson and Morgan ones - looks like they may have got their seeds mixed up. I will eagerly await the flowering of the others. Thanks!

When is a harebell not a harebell?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 18:36

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24995.jpg?width=205&height=350&mode=max

 sorry, the upload thingy vanished

When is a harebell not a harebell?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 18:28

In February I started some Thompson and Morgan harebell seeds. I carefully nurtured them until they were ready to harden off and transplant. I was a little surprised when the biggest seedling sprouted a viola flower. Now the next biggest is as pictured below - it has campanula - like characteristics but the flower is not a harebell. I will admit that I didn't use sterile compost, but it doesn't look like a weed,or anything I've grown before! Any ideas?!

 

 

Which sand for soil improvement?

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 17:59

I'd urge caution - we had to dig out lumps of concrete like stuff when putting a lawn in, where sand had mixed with the clay soil and set. We just dug in plenty of organic matter.

 

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